Like I Would Want to Anyway??!!!!


My friend Buster gave me some words of wisdom before I left Tulsa, “Never pass up the opportunity to use a clean bathroom.”  I now know exactly what he meant.  The bathrooms in public places are not very clean, sometimes absolutely DISGUSTING!  More often than not, there will be no tissue and no sink for hand washing.  I won’t mention the smell!  UGH!

I think my most favorite bathroom sign, well, not bathroom, but TOILET sign was the one telling me not to exceed three minutes!!  Like I would want to anyway???  GROSS.

On a TOILET Stall. LIke I would want to anyway!

Over here you get in  there, do your business and get out!  There is no sitting in there reading magazines as I know some to do.  There is no place to sit half the time, as  it is mostly just squatting, so actually there is some quite good muscle toning going on. So forget the gym membership, just do your squats in the TOILET.

3 minute squats anyone?

You can’t really ask, “ Where is the restroom/bathroom?”  It is, “Where is the toilet?”  And that is exactly what you get.  A toilet.  If you are lucky it works properly and the person before you was clean and had good aim otherwise, well….you get the idea.  I now understand the significance of taking my shoes off before I go in my apartment!  It all makes sense now. I definitely take my shoes off at the door, ewwww!

No Diaper!

And people with babies?  No diapers/No toilet!  They just hang them over a trashcan, a sink, or the ground and let em’ go.  They have these interesting pants with holes in them which I guess is a whole lot cheaper than diapers, but it sure is disgusting to walk up on.

This China is a crazy place.  So if you are lucky enough to stumble upon a clean bathroom with a stool and toilet paper, take the opportunity to go, or at least take the toilet paper!  And don’t forget the wet wipes for hand washing afterward.

......Wonder what constitutes an emergency? And who is there to note that it is in fact an emergency??

About cessley

I am a bereaved parent. I write to give hope to other bereaved parents who are fresh in their grief. I want them to know life begins again. It (life) is forever changed, as are you, but one day, you will smile again. You may travel, you will make new friends, your heart will mend, though never heal and it will be a painful ride. It is one step at a time....sometimes, even one breath to the next is all we can seem to live through each day. But each day will be a new beginning, a different beginning, a different you. I have two surviving children: Amy, who is married to Brandon, and they have one daughter, Avery, and one son, Dylan. and Eric who is a doctor and is Clifton's twin brother. Clifton passed away when he was nearly two years old. As any bereaved parent knows, it is tough, REALLY tough trying to live after the death of a child. I lived in Shanghai, China for three years after the death of my son, and then lived in Beijing for two years. I am discovering life again, one step at a time. I returned to Oklahoma in February , 2020 due to the uncertainty of the virus. Little did I know the uncertainty would follow me across the ocean. This is nothing compared to the death of a child. I will survive! View all posts by cessley

2 responses to “Like I Would Want to Anyway??!!!!

  • Amy

    what??? they hang their babies over trash cans to go to the bathroom?! tthats just wrong!!! lol. so when the babies arent going to the bathroom, do their little butts hang out of their pants? 😉

    • cessley

      if we are lucky! otherwise it is just all over the ground!!!
      and yes….they just hang out……i did see someone have a diaper on the outside of the pants when was on a train!!!

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